Album Review: The Tallest Man On Earth
  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 01, 2012

  • Posted by: Zoe Marquedant

In 2010, The Tallest Man on Earth's "King of Spain" was the indie equivalent of a Katy Perry song. It was everywhere and inescapable, but it wasn't flashy enough to convert everyone into an instant fan. The Tallest Man on Earth has always been something of an acquired taste. The Swedish singer-songwriter has a holed-away in a very specific sound. Now we have reason to believe that said sound isn't going anywhere. As the album title and track name may suggest, Krisitian Matsson has settled into a rhythm and 'there's no leaving now'. His past albums and EPs presented listeners with consistent indie folk. When There's No Leaving Now came out in July, there was no change in the formula. It was more intricate finger-picking and opening tuning topped off with Matsson's nasal-y Dylan-esque voice. Anyone who was underwhelmed or surprised hasn't been listening.

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